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'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' ★★★★
Maybe this is true of most films worth revisiting. But each time I see "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" after a few years have passed, its qualities and cumulative impact are never quite what I remembered. It's a tougher-minded creation than its reputation for gushy romanticism suggests. Well, it's both, really: gushy romanticism with a clear-eyed c'est la vie maturity about the way love goes sometimes.
December 26, 2013